Some birds change plumage for different seasons. Many species change their appearance considerable between breeding and non-breeding plumage. The eastern wild turkey gobblers do not change plumage however they most certainly do change appearance when the mood strikes them.
A Eastern Wild Turkey gobbler stares down the lens.
Some of the gobbler's bright colors can be seen in this capture.
But it is only when a gobbler is in full strut that he fully displays his patriotic colors.
The blurry forms of other gobblers can be seen in the background of this close-up shot.
Although we are now experiencing the coldest temperatures of the winter, the gobblers are already anticipating the upcoming spring mating season.